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Jill Biden Announces $100 Million For ‘Life-changing’ Research And Development Into Women’s Health – News18

Last Updated: February 22, 2024, 00:30 IST Read all latest and breaking World News on News18.com Jill Biden on Wednesday announced $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women’s health as part of a new White House initiative that she is heading up. WASHINGTON: Jill Biden on Wednesday announced $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women’s health as part of a new…

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US President Biden’s team signals more aggressive posture towards the press in election year

While House objects to framing of stories The letter from Ian Sams, spokesman for the White House counsel’s office, suggested that reporters improperly framed stories about the Feb. 8 release of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report. Sams pointed to stories by CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and others emphasising that Hur had found evidence that Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified material. Sam wrote that…

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Explained | What’s Julian Assange’s extradition appeal about, and what happens next?

The story so far: On February 20, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange initiated what is purportedly his final legal effort to avoid extradition to the United States, with a London court taking up his case to assess whether to grant him an appeal to challenge the extradition order signed by the British government in June 2022. Mr. Assange was notably absent from the court proceedings due to illness, as conveyed by…

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Joe Biden to create cybersecurity standards for nation’s ports as concerns grow over vulnerabilities – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order and create a new federal rule Wednesday aimed at better securing the nation’s ports from potential cyberattacks. The administration is outlining a set of cybersecurity regulations that port operators must comply with across the country, not unlike standardized safety regulations that seek to prevent injury or damage to people and infrastructure. “We want to ensure there are similar…

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China-born Australian democracy blogger decides against appealing suspended Chinese death sentence

MELBOURNE, Australia: A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with his family saying Wednesday a legal challenge would be detrimental to his welfare. Yang Hengjun was found guilty of espionage following a closed trial and sentenced two weeks ago to death with a two-year reprieve. Such sentences are often commuted to life in prison after the two years. A…

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Indonesia issues regulations requiring digital platforms to pay media for content

Indonesia issues regulations requiring digital platforms to pay media for content. | Photo Credit: REUTERS Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he had signed a regulation requiring digital platforms to pay media outlets that provide them with content, a move aimed at levelling the playing field between the media industry and big tech companies. Digital platforms in Indonesia include Meta Platforms’ Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O) Google and some…

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US vetoes UN’s Gaza ceasefire resolution, again – Times of India

UNITED NATIONS: The US on Tuesday again vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as it instead pushes the 15-member body to call for a temporary ceasefire linked to the release of hostages held by Hamas.Thirteen council members voted in favour of the Algerian-drafted text, while Britain abstained. It was the third such US veto since the…

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Biden Heads To California To Rev Up His Fundraising In Anticipation Of A Costly Rematch With Trump – News18

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden heads to California on Tuesday looking to soak up more cash for his reelection bid during a three-day swing through the state. Going into the trip, Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that they had collected $42 million in contributions during January from 422,000 donors. Biden ended January with $130 million in cash on hand. Campaign officials said that is the highest…

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Gaza medicines received by hostages says Qatar mediator

DOHA: Medicines sent into Gaza under a deal mediated by Qatar and France have reached hostages held by Hamas, Doha said on Tuesday. The Gulf state’s foreign ministry spokesman said Qatar had “received confirmation from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) regarding the receipt of a shipment of medicines and the commencement of their delivery to beneficiaries among the hostages”. A shipment of humanitarian aid and medicines for civilians were…

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Sick Assange absent at key hearing against extradition to U.S.

John Shipton father of Julian Assange leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was on Tuesday absent due to illness from a London court hearing his final appeal against extradition to the United States to face trial for publishing secret military and diplomatic files. Opening the two-day hearing in Mr. Assange’s absence, his lawyer Edward Fitzgerald…

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‘Something like this must be investigated’: Defeated Indonesian candidates call for parliamentary probe | World News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two defeated candidates in last week’s Indonesian election have urged the parliament to investigate the complaints of irregularities in the run-up to the event.Although the independent observers said that there are no indications of systematic fraud in the world’s largest single-day election, still Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo called for an inquiry when parliament reconvenes on March 5.Ganjar said, “Something like this must be investigated. At the…

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‘Deadly tribal violence’: What’s happening in Papua New Guinea’s highlands

Who is fighting? Much of the recent violence, including Sunday’s attack, has involved Ambulin-allied tribes and their Sikin rivals. But the violence across the central Enga province has drawn in more than a dozen rival tribes, including the Sikin, Kaekin, Senek, Ambulin, Itokane, Epok and Sau, and spurred ever-changing tribal blood alliances. Some local officials suggested those who died on Sunday were mostly mercenaries hired from across the highlands…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un receives car as gift from Putin

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. | Photo Credit: Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a car from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as a gift “for his personal use”, official media reported on February 20, in what could be a violation of U.N. ban that Moscow had agreed to adopt against Pyongyang. The two countries have forged closer ties since Mr.…

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Australia to Build Biggest Navy Since World War II to Counter China | World News – Times of India

At TOI World Desk, our dedicated team of seasoned journalists and passionate writers tirelessly sifts through the vast tapestry of global events to bring you the latest news and diverse perspectives round the clock. With an unwavering commitment to accuracy, depth, and timeliness, we strive to keep you informed about the ever-evolving world, delivering a nuanced understanding of international affairs to our readers. Join us on a journey across…

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Pak PM Warns of ‘Weaponisation’ of Social Media to Blackmail and Pressurise Civil Servants – News18

Published By: Pragati Pal Last Updated: February 20, 2024, 00:00 IST Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-haq Kakar (Image: Reuters File) Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday warned that some elements were using different tricks, including the “weaponisation” of social media, to blackmail and pressurise civil servants Amid the political uncertainty plaguing Pakistan, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday warned that some elements were using different tricks, including…

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26 EU states demand ‘immediate’ halt in Gaza fighting: Borrell

BRUSSELS: All EU countries except Hungary joined a call Monday for an “immediate humanitarian pause” in the Gaza war, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said. The European Union has struggled for a united response on Israel’s military operation following the October 7 attack by Hamas. But Borrell said foreign ministers from 26 states had agreed a statement calling for “an immediate humanitarian pause that would lead to a sustainable…

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Navalny’s widow vows to take up the fight for Russia’s ‘freedom’

Alexei Navalny’s widow on Monday accused President Vladimir Putin of killing her husband and vowed to continue his life’s work following his death last week in a Russian Arctic prison. Yulia Navalnaya spoke as the Kremlin said it had no details about Navalny’s death, while his mother Lyudmila was denied access to his body for a third day. “Vladimir Putin killed my husband Alexei Navalny,” Navalnaya said on Navalny’s…

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Biden considering more Russia sanctions after Alexei Navalny death | – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is “considering additional sanctions” on Moscow after the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in an Arctic prison, he said Monday.“We already have sanctions, but we are considering additional sanctions, yes,” Biden, who has already directly blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin and his “thugs” for Navalny’s death last week, told journalists in Washington.Biden and other Western allies have already used unprecedented sanctions as…

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